Strolling, with cake

I have discovered a great way to get people to talk to you on the normally unfriendly streets of Philadelphia. Walk down them caring a very large, unwrapped birthday cake. Tonight was someone’s 30th birthday party, and I had promised a cake. It turned out to be a very large cake, frosted in sticky pink (I was trying for orange, but I couldn’t get the food coloring to cooperate) frosting that I made myself in my beloved mixer.

Since the frosting was so sticky and I had waited until the last minute to frost it, I couldn’t cover it for the six block walk to the party without seriously messing it up. So I threw caution (and a good deal of common sense) out the window and walked through Rittenhouse Square with the cake. It was amazing how many people commented on the cake. I got a number of “Happy Birthdays” shouted out at me, as well as a couple of hungry glances, followed by a “I wish I was going where you’re going.” Sadly, I didn’t take any pictures of the cake, so I can’t show you it’s deliciousness, but it was very good.

So, if you’re looking to make new friends around town, I strongly suggest walking around with a cake. It will make you very popular.

1 Comment so far

  1. Andrea (unregistered) on February 19th, 2007 @ 10:05 am

    I’ve noticed this too :) Last spring I brought my jello cake to one of my Potterdelphia meetings in Rittenhouse Square and got many a complement and hungry glance. (I can’t wait for it to be warm enough again to meet up in the park! More jello cake to celebrate!)



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